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Weight Lifting (Split from Brown Thread)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Yertle, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Yertle

    Yertle Pounding out aggression, turns into obsession

    I'm not doubting that this guy is a stud, but isn't a max bench of 280 a little low? I mean, Kudla benched 555!
  2. RockyMntBuck

    RockyMntBuck Did I mention I was Woody's paperboy ?

    O-Linemen have long arms, harder to put up the big bench numbers. I think I read that his father didn't let him start weight training until he turned 16, though I might be confusing him with someone else.
  3. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Kudla is a freak, and this kid is a Junior in HS.
    By the time he graduates high school, that bench will be well over 300.
    Heck, by the start of next football season I guarantee that will be over 300.
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    First, Kudla is a freak of nature. Any comparison of a HS kid to him is misguided. 280 as a rising senior is not great but its not bad either. He has not not yet been set in a true S&C program matter how good the HS program is, it will pale in comparison to the college level.
  5. ScarletFever

    ScarletFever Newbie

    250-350 is about the average range for a "typical" hs junior his size and age. 350 at his size and age would be very impressive. By the time he reaches OSU (after another a year and a half of lifting) he'll be around 350+
  6. casey_buckeye

    casey_buckeye 3rd time is a charm! Miami in January!

    I think on one of his updates his father stated he didn't let Aaron lift weights until around a year ago. I don't think what he's benching now should anything to be worried about!
  7. ZachDumas

    ZachDumas Banned

    Weight Numbers - Who Cares?

    There are many issues related to Max Lift numbers:

    1. They are almost always innaccurate.

    2. The lesser developed high school athlete has more upside when he gets to the next level - assuming he gets involved in a competent training program. (Read: This is very rare, even at the college level.)

    3. It is sometimes better that a high school athlete stays away from weights because he will be put at great risk due to a lack of proper lifting "education".

    4. Weights don't make a great football player. For proof, look at the countless NFL players that never trained heavy with weights. (Don't misinterpret - when implemented properly, it can improve speed and power dramatically, but it takes athlete buy-in to take it to that next level.)

    Bottom Line - If I were recruiting HS kids, I would be more excited about a great football player that has never touched a weight as opposed to one that is near his strength peak. #2 - much more upside via Strength - Power - Speed continuum.
  8. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    For a 16-year-old kid who just started weight-lifting, benching more than your body weight is not bad. If and when he does come to Ohio State, by the time a sophomore at OSU, he'll be benching 400+. Besides, it's the other S&C stuff that really counts. Trust me, he'll be strong enough...
  9. Moose

    Moose Back on track baby!!!!!!!!

    You can't teach Size or Heart. Strength can be achieved easily. He looks like the making of a animal.

  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Yeah bench press is over rated a bit! but he'll grow into it, and prolly put up some good numbers when he starts a college routine
  11. cinbuck

    cinbuck Newbie

    According to Aaron's dad, his bench is up to 350 as he just started working out recently. His weight is also up to 280 from 255.
  12. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team


    Aaron's latest offer is from Syracuse...
  13. Welsh0913

    Welsh0913 Rookie

    I'm liking those shirts Aaron is wearing. :)
  14. msj2487

    msj2487 You bred raptors?

    ^^ I noticed this too, and I just had to :biggrin:
  15. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    edit: Whoops... I guess I looked at the wrong shirt :) Glad I was wrong...
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2005

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